When

Friday, April 17, 2020 from 8:30 AM to 4:10 PM EDT
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Where

Rivier University 
420 S. Main Street
Nashua, NH 03060
 

 
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NH Psychological Association 
New Hampshire Psychological Association 
603-415-0451 
office@nhpsychology.org 
   

Perplexing Problems in Psychological Practice: Decision Science, Ethics & Risk Management - Sequence X
 With Amanda D. Zelechoski, J.D., Ph.D., ABPP
 
6 Ethics CE Credits 
includes 15% off your Trust Sponsored Professional Liability Policy premium


Friday, April 17, 2020 - Rivier University, Nashua

Co-Sponsored by Rivier University's Combined Counseling And School Psychology Doctoral Program


Register prior to December 14th to take advantage of the Early Bird Rates!
*Group Rates Are Available ~ Contact NHPA Office*

Conference Schedule

8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.  Registration & Continental Breakfast

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Workshop

12:10 p.m. - 12:50 p.m. Lunch (included)

Please notify NHPA regarding any dietary restrictions no later than 4/25/20


Workshop Description
For over two decades, The Trust has worked to educate and support psychologists in improving their risk management skills and strategies by providing live workshops, webinars, risk management consultation and expanding resources. The 10th workshop in our Sequence series will continue to emphasize more applied, integrated and strategic methods to help you protect yourself from adverse disciplinary and legal actions, and stay grounded in ethical principles and practices. The Trust Risk Management Consultants have culled subject matter from some 80,000 consultations provided to date to focus this workshop on problems practitioners often encounter. Topics will include how decision science can inform clinical and ethical decision-making; interjurisdictional practice challenges and navigating the PSYPACT era; complexities in structuring and conducting supervision; managing technology and privacy concerns in practice; and handling subpoenas and depositions. The workshop is designed for an intermediate level.

*This course will not fulfill requirements of all jurisdictions. It is important that potential participants review their respective state licensing board requirements prior to registering for this workshop.

Learning Objectives 
This workshop is designed to help participants

  1. Describe basic principles of risk management, as applied to several specific clinical situations that frequently arise in professional practice.
  2. Identify core heuristics and biasing processes that can interfere with appropriate risk management and ethical decision-making.
  3. List three strategies to ameliorate decision-making challenges.
  4. Describe preliminary considerations prior to engaging in interjurisdictional practice.
  5. Evaluate potential issues and preventive responses to supervisory risks.
  6. Identify three methods for reducing privacy risks when using technology in clinical practice and responding appropriately to breaches if they occur.
  7. Name three strategies for handling subpoenas and deposition demands.


About The Presenter

Amanda D. Zelechoski is a licensed clinical and forensic psychologist and attorney. Dr. Zelechoski received her B.A. from the University of Notre Dame, her M.S. and Ph.D. from Drexel University, and J.D. from Villanova University School of Law. She completed a postdoctoral fellowship at The Trauma Center at Justice Resource Institute (Brookline, MA) and is board certified in Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology. She has worked clinically with adults, children, and families in inpatient, outpatient, and forensic settings. 

Dr. Zelechoski is currently an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Valparaiso University, where she also serves as coordinator of the Dual Degree Graduate Programs in Law and Psychology. She teaches a wide variety of courses, including ethics and professional development in psychology, and provides clinical supervision to graduate students. Her primary research interests include forensic and mental health assessment, at-risk, delinquent, and traumatized youth, child custody and child welfare, and the intersection of psychology, law, and public policy. She also conducts research related to best practices in teaching and training in the areas of psychology, law, and trauma. In addition to her teaching and research interests, Dr. Zelechoski conducts forensic and psychological evaluations and has provided training and consultation to numerous mental health, law enforcement, and correctional agencies.

This program is sponsored by the New Hampshire Psychological Association (NHPA). NHPA is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Perplexing Problems in Psychological Practice: Decision Science, Ethics & Risk Management - Sequence X is sponsored by The Trust. The Trust is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Trust maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Cancellation Policy: 

Refunds, minus a 35% cancellation fee, will be issued for all cancellations received two weeks prior to the start of the course (on or before April 3, 2020). No refunds or vouchers will be made thereafter. No-shows are not refunded.

Inclement weather policy: 

In the event that NHPA has to postpone or reschedule the training conference, a voucher equivalent to the full price amount of what was paid for the conference will be issued. If NHPA has to cancel the event with no postponement or reschedule date, a full refund will be given. Please be sure that NHPA has your up-to-date contact information (email/text/phone). Any weather cancellations or postponements will be made no later than three hours prior to an event. Should you have questions or concerns about whether an event may be changed due to weather, please check the NHPA website, www.nhpsychology.org or call the NHPA office at (603) 415-0451.

Attendance policy:

Full attendance is required to obtain CEs per NHPA policy. No partial credit will be given. 

Those who attend the workshop and complete the Trust evaluation form will receive six continuing education credits. Please note that APA CE rules require that we only give credit to those who attend the entire workshop. Those arriving more than 15 minutes after the scheduled start time or leaving before the workshop is completed will not receive CE credits and will not be eligible for the 15% premium discount described below.

Payment Options

Please note that payment by check must be received by NHPA postmarked three weeks prior to date of the event (March 27, 2020). Group discount rates are available for 3 or more attendees. Interested parties are encouraged to contact NHPA at office@nhpsychology.org.